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    Differentiated Instruction

    September 16, 2:00 pm @ Queens Korean Church

    CIDA collaborates with Queens Korean Church to provide a workshop to parents and professionals. Participants will be provided with hands-on activities and discussion to learn the earning characteristics of students with disabilities, behavioral issues in the classrooms and basics of differentiated instruction. For more information and registration, call 718-224-8197 or register here:https://goo.gl/forms/v6zWhHkU1hnl9ani2

    Family Conference & Service Fair

    August 14 from 9:30am-2:00pm. @ Arumdaun Church

    CIDA will hold a parent conference in collaboration with Beautiful Church (Arumdaun Church) on Long Island, August 14th. Training sessions start at 9:30 am. Fifteen agencies will be invited to the vendor session to present various community-based services, programs and classes available to the locale. Arumdaun Presbyterian Church is located at 1 Arumdaun St, Bethpage, NY 11714.

    * Online Registration

    Korea Registration click here

    English Registration click here

    My Community Life @ Family Conference

    August 14 from 9:30am-2:00pm. @ Arumdaun Church

    During the Family Conference on August 14 at Arumdaun Church, we will have a presentation titled “My Community Life.” This one and a half hour session will teach youths and young adults (age 14-26) with disabilities the concepts of transition and independent life. A special focus will also be given to sexual abuse prevention and decision making. A consent form should be completed before the session.
    If you wish to register for the session, please login here: ​​https://goo.gl/forms/JwPAr3BP1cqMOK7r2​

    OPWDD Eligibility Application Preparation Workshop

    July 12, 10:00am-11:30pm @ CIDA

    CIDA will help parents to prepare the documents that are required for OPWDD services. Please call 718-224-8197.


    NYS OPWDD Korean Family Forum

    June 12, 10:00 am @ Adria Hotel, Bayside, NY

    NYS OPWDD is transitioning its services to a new structure, the Care Coordination Organization (CCO). CIDA has invited OPWDD (the central office in Albany) for a forum to inform parents about how to access services through the CCO and Self-Direction. The OPWDD Central Office staff will present the various changes in OPWDD and answer questions regarding Self-Direction, describe how to access services through CCO and discuss other issues in services coordination.

    Place: Adria Hotel 221-17 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361

    More information, call 718-224-8197

    Korean-Speaking Parent Support Group

    May 29, 11:00 am @ CIDA

    Meet and talk with other parents/family members that are raising children with disabilities. The meeting will be facilitated in Korean.


    To register, please call 718-224-8197 or fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbTfFWcqJbDxleqv4P7vr6Ildl2OL5TWHLFZUok1EayAUvDg/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavioral Intervention Plan for Students with Autism (Korean Language Session)

    May 30, 10:00 am @CIDA

    Dr. Sangwon Un from the Eden II Program will present the Functional Behavioral Assessment and behavioral interventions for children and young adults with autism. Dr. Un is a board-certified psychologist and BCBA-D.

    Online Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/jaC0xBJgkgtHgmx02


    NYS OPWDD Front Door Session

    Korean Parent Session June 7, 10:00 am @CIDA

    CIDA invites OPWDD Front Door team for an English- Korean session.

    In order to apply for OPWDD services, you must attend a Front Door Session. Please register if you plan to apply for the OPWDD Programs.

    한국어 세션

    Place: CIDA 38-50 Bell BLVD. Suite B, Bayside, NY 11361
    Telephone Registration: 718-224-8197
    Online Registration (온라인 등록): https://goo.gl/forms/FqqSneLbXSZOZvBW2

    Understanding Differentiated Instruction

    March 9, 10:00 am @Arumdaun Church 아름다운 교회

    CIDA presents the overview of differentiated instruction for students with exceptional needs, universal design of learning (UDL) and importance of aligning grade appropriate state learning standards with instruction for students with disabilities. For RSVP, please contact Agape Program at Arumdaun Church at 516-551-0124 or email arumdaunhand@hotmail.com.

    Preparing Transitions Through K-12

    March 4, 2:00 pm @ the Korean Church of Queens 퀸즈한인교회

    CIDA will provide a parent workshop on transition issues during K-12 and adulthood. The Korean Church of Queens will be collaborating with CIDA for space and registration. For RSVP, call 718-224-8197.

    Support Group Meeting

    February 13, 11:00 am

    Topic: Stress management

    Time/Date: February 13, Tuesday at 11 am

    Place: 38-50 Bell BLVD., Suite B, Bayside, NY 11361


    RSVP: Call 718-224-8197 or register via https://goo.gl/forms/uMxT94JE1bK4uve73

    IEP Goals & Assessment

    January 23, 10:00 am

    This workshop will discuss how to read and understand the standardized assessment results on your child’s IEP, developing observable and measurable IEP goals and the importance of aligning the State Standards and IEP goals. We highly recommend this workshop to those parents who participated in the Federal Laws and IEP workshop (12/5/2017) last year. This is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge about developing IEP goals for your child. Speaker: Executive Director, Dr. Young Seh Bae. For more info, call 718-224-8197, or click here to register: https://goo.gl/forms/BfM2jyd7gkmkp3oh1​

    Self-Determination Academy

    Initial Meeting on January 18, 10am at CIDA

    CIDA's Self-Determination Academy for Youth and Young Adults with disabilities (under the age of 26) will begin January 18. This 10 session program will teach youth and young adults teaches skills of self-awareness, making choices, IEP/ISP meeting, checking progress and time-management skills. For more information, please contact Dr. Bae, Executive Director at 718-224-8197.

    Early Intervention, IFSP & Transition to Preschool

    Parent Workshop, January 16 Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    The procedures of Early Intervention (EI), the services in New York State, and Individualize Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be presented. Speaker: Mi-Young Choi, Program Director, All About Development. Mi Young Choi has more than 15years of experiences in EI. For more information, call 718-224-8197 or email cidaofny@gmail.com. 최미영 조기교육 전문가, All About Development 의 프로그램 디렉터가 조기교육 및 서비스 계획, 프리스쿨 준비 및 전환에 관한 강의

    * 등록링크: 조기 교육 (EI) 등록여기클릭 https://goo.gl/forms/yb7S0z59VuxgdsAn2 또는 전화 718-224-8197

    Are you ready for the Party? ​ 송년파티~

    New Year’s Party, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Reception House

    Come and celebrate the New Year with us on December 28. The Reception House is located at 167-17 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, 11358. Hip-Pop dance by the special guests, music performance by two CIDA families. Lots of fun and music! Please RSVP by December 23 to 718-224-8197 or cidaofny@gmail.com.

    Citizenship Application, DACA and other issues

    Immigration Workshop December 14, 10:00 am- 12:00pm at CIDA Center

    CIDA invites Minkwon Center to learn their expertise on the current immigration issues and what to prepare when you apply for citizenship for individuals with disabilities (for those who have green card). Seat is very limited.Call 718-224-8197 for RSVP. CIDA 가 민권센터와 함께 시민권 및 DACA 에 관한 워크샾을 엽니다. 등록은 718-224-8197. 자리 한정

    Federal Laws & IEP

    December 5, 10:00am-1:00pm at CIDA Center

    Learn the basics of ESSA, IDEA and State Laws regarding special education. The important comments of IEP will be reviewed. RSVP by email cidaofny@gmail.com or call us at 718-224-8197. 특수교육에 관한 연방법과 IEP에 관한 집중교육을 실시합니다. 아래에 접속하셔서 등록하여 주십시요.

    Registration 워크샾 등록

    Support Group 서포트 그룹

    Meet Other Parents November 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm

    By finding other parents who are facing, or have faced, the same issues, many parents feel better able to navigate a path they never envisioned. Come and join us to come a part of our strong community. RSVP by email cidaofny@gmail.com or call us at 718-224-8197.

    Big turnout at the NYS DDPC Workshop

    Thank you for your participation!

    2017 Toward Opportunities and Inclusion Workshop Series (October 17-19, 2017) was a great success! Family participants learned useful information and resources for transition and community inclusion. CIDA is currently providing one-on-one assistants for individuals to apply for various services and find resources that were disseminated during the workshop. Please call us at 718-224-8197 to make an appointment.                          

    CIDA-NYS DDPC Workshop

    Preparing Transition & Inclusion October 17-18

    CIDA will provide a workshop focusing on transition to adulthood on October 17-18. The workshop will explain SSI, guardianship, supported employment programs and housing that are available in New York State. This event is sponsored by New York State Developmental disability Planning Council. Call 718-224-8197 for more information.

    Very Special Art Festival


    CIDA's annual Very Special Art Festival was held at the St. John's University on September 23. More than 100 people participated in the event as contestants, parents and volunteers. Check out our 2017 Very Special Art Festival.

    CIDA receives Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) Grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education 

    We made it!

    CIDA will serve as a CPRC funded by the U.S.DOE staring Oct 1, 2017. The project focuses on support and training for Korean-American parents who have children with disabilities. CPRCs answer families’ questions with practical advice or refer families to other organizations in the families’ community that can help. A program calendar and more announcements are on their way.

    Self-Advocacy Presentation

    Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)

    SANYS and CIDA will co-present the Community Self-Advocacy Training Program which will take place at CIDA starting September, 2017.

    • Date/Time: June 20, 2017
    • Place: CIDA
    • RSVP: Call 718-224-8197 or email us at cidaofny@gmail.com
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